Bodega Bay Crab/Rock Combo

Jay Mayeda - On the Crab

Jay and Dr. Eugene made a run up to Northern California for a mixed bag of Crab and Rock Fish fun. The area was north of Bodega Bay fishing out of a Center Console with good weather and flat calm Catalina Green style water. The pictures tell a pretty good story of the trip.

Full Rack

And a Main Course to Boot

"We were fishing the Reds in 30 ft of water, just like fishing for Calicos in the Weeds. The fish were in the Bull Kelp and it would be tough when you get kelped. They liked the Swimbaits biting on the drop. Specta on the Bass Gear was all you needed.

Super Sized Crab

Oh - who has the Shoyu?

What a Pig....Biggie Smalls

Mystery Spot?

Looks like fun

The Gal on the right looks really stoked to be in the line up.

......Now she looks Even More Stoked

Thanks for the pictures Jay. Just like going to "Red Lobster" for a combo platter of Crabbie Patties and Reds.

Nicely Done....

55# yella

From: stewart

Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 2:19 PM


Subject: 55# yella

Hay Bob, got off the freedom Monday morn. 1 1/2 day cortez bank ,I caught a 55# yella. on a 6x jr. scrambled egg.

Fall Yellow out at Cortez on the Freedom

Very Respectable!!!!!!!

Cerralvo Fishing

From: Greg Stoney
Sent: Thursday, October 2008
To: Bob Hara; Bucher Ernest; Garrett Todd;
Subject: cerralvo fishing

Whats up bros,

I fished down at Las Cruces the past week with my pops, we got on the wahoo
pretty good, along with tuna and a few dodos. The grade of wahoo was pretty
nice, with several 75+# fish and a real monster that chewed off about 10'
from the boat, just to keep us humble.

The week prior to leaving I was concerned that Norbert and Odile were going to serve up some weather helmet for the trip but that didn’t materialize. We got into La Paz and drove out to Rancho Las Cruces where there was just a little chop and windswell left over from the norte wind that followed the chubasco. We dropped the panga in the water and geared up to fish Cerralvo the next morning

We got out to the zone not long after sunrise and dropped in a couple of marauders short and jet heads long. It didn’t take long to get ripped, but the fish didn’t stick, the teeth marks on the lure left no doubt what had bit. Not long after that we had another biter and put it on the boat

We checked out a few areas that usually produce, some had lots of life while others had cool, green water. We ended up the first day with a few tuna and wahoo, and a good idea where to start the next day. The following day started off right with a nicer grade hoo.

Fishing continued like this for the rest of the week, with wahoo, some tuna and a few smaller dorado every day. Some of the wahoo were real pigs in the 75# class. The water conditions and spread of fish seemed to improve through the week.

We were able to get a few tuna and a wahoo on the jig after a troll bite, but most the fish came on marauders and jet heads. As usual with wahoo there were a bunch that came unbuttoned, sometimes after the first run, sometimes with a headshake a few feet from the gaff and we actually let two smaller ones go by hooking the lure out with the gaff. We did some diving too and saw some nice fish but didn’t get anything on the spear.

In the evening there was good fishing off the beach for sierra, ladyfish and little roosters and toro, along with ice cold pacificos.

Life down at the Ranch Incredible Fishing!!
Thanks for the sending me the pictures Stoney............Well Done